New Catalogue Wording Regarding Changes to the World Culture Requirement

Professor Wayne Turney, Chair, on behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee announces the following changes to the Cultural Literacy approved by the General Education Core Curriculum Committee and the full faculty at its March 19 meeting (changes in italics):

B. Cultural Literacy:

1.   2 courses studying a foreign language other than English. This requirement may also be fulfilled in one of the following ways: 1) study abroad, 2) two world cultures courses, or one world cultures course and one course with an international travel component, when the student completes the international travel that is part of the course. The Dean of Undergraduate Education will decide whether a particular course or experience satisfies the Study Abroad option. Please note: taking one foreign language course and one world cultures course, or one foreign language course and one course with an international travel component, together, does not satisfy this requirement. Students who have earned a high school (or equivalent) degree from any school whose chief instructional language is not English will be awarded six credits and will be exempt from the foreign language/world cultures requirement.


New Minor in Digital Art

Professor Wayne Turney, Chair announced that The Academic Affairs Committee (Undergraduate) has unanimously approved Br. Daniel Wisniewski’s proposal for an exciting new Minor in Digital Art.  The minor will be especially attractive to TV/Film and Business/Marketing majors, but also to anyone interested in internet and social media who may want to enhance their skills.  Br. Wisniewski emphasized that “The minor provides flexibility between a focus in graphic 2D design and 3D computer animation, the determination of which is dependent on student career goals and interest.”

For information contact Karen Ruggles, Instructor of Computer Science/Digital Art (ext. 1806), or Brother Dan Wisniewski, Chair (ext. 1269).

2014-2015 Housing Application Now Available

The 2014-15 Housing Application is now available! If you are planning to live on-campus for the 2014-15 Academic year, you must complete the Housing@DSU Application, through step 10, by Monday, April 7 at 12 noon.

All the important information about Housing Selection, including timeline, room and meal plan rates, instructions for filling out the online application and applying as an Upper-Class Village or University Heights group can be found on The Housing Operations Pages of MyDSU.

Please make sure to review the Housing Operations information at MyDSU and fill out your application through the Housing@DSU link on the right of the MyDSU homepage by April 7.


National Water Dance, 4/12

Join the movement to protect and save water! Come support the DeSales University Dance Department as we participate in the National Water Dance project! Experience the power of dance to effect social change on April 12 at 4:00pm! Join us at Peninsula at the Marina Pier at Nockamixon State Park to bring awareness to the importance of our waterways!

For more information contact Angela Sigley at [Read more…]

It’s a Boy!

Heather “Digger” Feeney, technical director in the Department of Theatre,  and her husband Bill “Bubba” Feeney welcomed their first child, a son, Greyson Bedford Feeney on Friday, March 21 at 8:38 a.m. Greyson weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz. and he was 20 ¼ inches long.  Everyone is doing fine.


Character U Keynote: Terry Caffey

Don’t forget on Wednesday March 26th at 3pm in the DUC, Character U will be hosting Terry Caffey, our March keynote about forgiveness. Terry was most recently featured on the Dr. Phil show. We promise that you won’t want to miss his amazing story!  Terry is a DSU favorite.  Point totals and mentor of the month will be awarded.


Disney Cabaret, 3/30

The DSU Performing Arts and Cameras in Action Relay for Life Team is excited to present a Disney Cabaret.

Come and hear all of your favorite Disney songs for a great cause! All proceeds will go towards the Team’s fundraising goal for Relay for Life and to the American Cancer Society.

  • When: Sunday, March 30 at 7pm
  • Where: The Commonwealth Room at the DUC
  • Admission is free (suggest $5 donation)

Contact Thomson Jaffe at for more information